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Top Dentists 2021

Bring out the best in your smile with the right dental professionals. Start your search for the best doctors in southwest Missouri with this peer-nominated list of dentists, endodontists, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, orthodontists and periodontists.

Edited by Katie Pollock Estes

Apr 2021

417 Magazine's Top Dentists of 2021
Illustration courtesy Shutterstock

SELECTION PROCESS

“If you had a patient in need of a dentist, which dentist would you refer them to?” 

This is the question we’ve asked thousands of dentists to help us determine who the topDentists™ should be. Dentists and specialists are asked to take into consideration years of experience, continuing education, manner with patients, use of new techniques and technologies and of course physical results. 

The nomination pool of dentists consists of dentists listed online with the American Dental Association, as well as all dentists listed online with their local dental societies, thus allowing virtually every dentist the opportunity to participate. Dentists are also given the opportunity to nominate other dentists who they feel should be included in our list. Respondents are asked to put aside personal bias or political motivations and to use only their knowledge of their peer’s work when evaluating the other nominees. 

Voters are asked to individually evaluate the practitioners on their ballot whose work they are familiar with. Once the balloting is completed, the scores are compiled and then averaged. The numerical average required for inclusion varies depending on the average for all the nominees within the specialty and the geographic area. Borderline cases are given a careful consideration by the editors. Voting characteristics and comments are taken into consideration while making decisions. Past awards a dentist has received and status in dental academies can play a factor in our decisions. 

Once the decisions have been finalized, the included dentists are checked against state dental boards for disciplinary actions to make sure they have an active license and are in good standing with the board. Then letters of congratulations are sent to all the listed dentists. 

Of course there are many fine dentists who are not included in this representative list. It is intended as a sampling of the great body of talent in the field of dentistry in the United States. A dentist’s inclusion on our list is based on the subjective judgments of his or her fellow dentists. While it is true that the lists might at times disproportionately reward visibility or popularity, we remain confident that our polling methodology largely corrects for any biases and that these lists continue to represent the most reliable, accurate and useful list of dentists available anywhere.

DISCLAIMER

This list is excerpted from the 2021 topDentists™ list, which includes listings for more than 90 dentists and specialists in the greater Springfield area. For more information call 706-364-0853 or write Post Office Box 970, Augusta, GA  30903 or email (info@usatopdentists.com) or visit usatopdentists.com. topDentists has used its best efforts in assembling material for this list but does not warrant that the information contained herein is complete or accurate, and does not assume, and hereby disclaims, any liability to any person for any loss or damage caused by errors or omissions herein whether such errors or omissions result from negligence, accident, or any other cause. Copyright 2010-2021 by topDentists, LLC of Augusta, GA.  All rights reserved. This list, or parts thereof, must not be reproduced in any form without permission. No commercial use of the information in this list may be made without permission of topDentists. No fees may be charged, directly or indirectly, for the use of the information in this list without permission.


ENDODONTICS

Lisa D. Castleman
Advanced Endodontics of Greater Springfield
1338 E. Kingsley Street, Suite A, Springfield
417-877-9333

Bradley S. Laird
Joplin Endodontics
5227 S. Main Street, Suite A, Joplin
417-782-3636

Mark A. Massey
Greater Springfield Endodontics
2808 S. Ingram Mill Road, Building C-108, Springfield
417-883-7668

Joseph D. McFarland
Endodontics of the Ozarks
3762 S. Fremont Avenue, Springfield
417-893-3636

Bradley M. Newberry
Endodontics of the Ozarks
3762 S. Fremont Avenue, Springfield
417-893-3636

Jacob Pack
Endodontics of the Ozarks
3762 S. Fremont Avenue, Springfield
417-893-3636

Steven B. Raphael
417 Endodontics
1200 E. Woodhurst Drive, Suite B-200, Springfield
417-882-0500


GENERAL DENTISTRY

Nathan J. Bauer
417 Smiles
1824 S. Lone Pine Avenue, Suite A, Springfield
417-883-2223

Gary L. Buzbee
Buzbee Dental Clinic
1244 E. Lark Street, Springfield
417-881-1388

Roger D. Buzbee
Chesterfield Family & Cosmetic Dental Center
2104 W. Chesterfield Boulevard, Springfield
417-888-0771

Todd K. Buzbee
Buzbee Dental Clinic
1244 E. Lark Street, Springfield
417-881-1388

Tyler G. Buzbee
Buzbee Dental Clinic
1244 E. Lark Street, Springfield
417-881-1388

Tracy D. Davis
Excel Dental
1427 W. State Highway J, Ozark
417-233-4280

Misty M. Deaton
Hillside Family Dental
1001 W. Hill Street, Neosho
417-451-6600

Joseph C. Dills
Parkcrest Dental Group
540 W. LaSalle Street, Springfield
417-887-1220

Jeffrey L. Dorman
Ascend Dental Design
1200 E. Woodhurst Drive, Building U, Springfield
417-448-6772

Kelly L. Dove
Nixa Smiles Dentistry
725 W. Mount Vernon Street, Nixa
417-708-9098

Steve G. Dove
Dove Dental Group
2910 E. Battlefield Road, Springfield
417-866-7647

Carla C. Duff
Duff Family Dental
1251 E. Sunshine, Suite 108, Springfield
417-501-8601

John C. Durling II
ADC Dental Group
2827 Arizona Avenue, Joplin
417-553-9300

Daniel S. Fannin
Parkcrest Dental Group
540 W. Lasalle Street, Springfield
417-887-1220

Marlene K. Feisthamel
Feisthamel Family Dentistry
5469 S. State Highway FF, Battlefield
417-447-5180

Randi C. Green
Springfield Smile Doctor
1320 E. Kingsley Street, Suite B, Springfield
417-887-5155

Jason P. Hall
Parkcrest Dental Group
540 W. LaSalle Street, Springfield
417-887-1220

Steven D. Harrison
Parkcrest Dental Group
540 W. Lasalle Street, Springfield
417-887-1220

Craig A. Hayes, Jr.
Joplin Dental Care
1802 W. 32nd Street, Suite H-I-J, Joplin
417-781-6466

Corbin Hayter
Sunshine Dental Associates
3259 E. Sunshine St., Ste HH, Springfield
417-887-7701

Nicholas R. Hein
Springfield Dental Care
1200 E. Woodhurst Drive, Suite H-100, Springfield
417-883-2214

Thomas Hoff
TerraGreen Dental
2305 S. Blackman Road, Suite 100, Springfield
417-887-3860

Derek R. Kaelin
Northside Dental Clinic
2105 W. Kearney Street, Suite A, Springfield
417-862-2468
James River Dental 
4205 Nature Center Way, Springfield
417-882-1711

Eric S. Kapustka
125 Johnstown Drive, Rogersville
417-753-2963

Chase Kelly
Kelly Dental
1655 S. Enterprise Avenue, Suite A-3, Springfield
417-881-1213

Gregory B. Kivett, Jr.
Associates of Dental Arts
525 W. 32nd Street, Joplin
417-781-5600

Kay E. Knipschild
3841 S. Jefferson Avenue, Springfield
417-887-2929

Joseph R. Kofron
Dental Care of Nixa
600 McCroskey Street, Nixa
417-725-3108

Matthew Kufahl
Ukena Kufahl Brandes Family Dental
2820 S. Ingram Mill Road, Springfield
417-887-5925

Richard T. Martens
Martens Family Dental
3850 S. National Avenue, Suite 720, Springfield
417-269-7525

Nicholas R. Matthews
Excel Dental
1427 W. State Highway J, Ozark
417-233-4280

Charles C. McGinty
Associates of Dentistry
410 S. Pearl Avenue, Joplin
417-781-6800

R. Chris McKowen
McKowen Family Dental
2025 S. Stewart Avenue, Springfield
417-865-5017

Brian H. Morrison
West Plains Dental Group
1725 Hull Street, West Plains
417-256-3020

Rolando R. Papagayo
Dr. Rolando R. Papagayo, D.D.S., P.C.
640 W. Republic Road, Suite 124, Springfield
417-883-8448

Marcia L. Preston
Preston Family Dental
604 E. Elm Street, Republic
417-732-7874

Suzanne N. Quigg
Branson Dental Center
515 Bee Creek Road, Branson
417-336-8478

Jon L. Reagan, Jr.
Family Dentistry of Neosho
1112 Baxter Street, Neosho
417-451-2403

Richard J. Reed
Richard J. Reed, D.D.S
1009 E. 20th Street, Joplin
417-623-2440

Robert W. Renger
Shine Modern Dentistry
510 W. 32nd Street, Joplin
417-781-6700

Jeffrey S. Rick
Tri-Lakes Dental Center
10994 Historic Highway 165, Hollister
417-335-4630

Chanin S. Ropka
Parkcrest Dental Group
540 W. Lasalle Street, Springfield
417-887-1220

Thomas A. Saitta
1557 E. Primrose Street, Suite 116, Springfield
417-882-0987

Howard E. Shayne
Fox Grape Family Dentistry
3250 East Battlefield Road, Suite S, Springfield
417-882-3335

M. L. Shayne
Fox Grape Family Dentistry
3250 East Battlefield Road, Suite S, Springfield
417-882-3335

Steven C. Sponenberg
Parkcrest Dental Group
540 W. Lasalle Street, Springfield
417-887-1220

Stephen E. Stidham
502 E. Bond Street, Monett
417-235-5419

Thomas E. Stone
Thomas E. Stone, DDS, PC
3331 E. Montclair Street, Suite G, Springfield
417-881-1195

David A. Struble
Riverpointe Dental Care
1136 W. Jackson Street, Ozark
417-720-2538

Richard D. Tallon
Branson Dental Center
515 Bee Creek Road, Branson
417-336-8478

Alanna R. Temple
West Plains Dental Group
1725 Hull Street, West Plains
417-256-3020

Gregory L. Temple
West Plains Dental Group
1725 Hull Street, West Plains
417-256-3020

Tom D. Todd
901 N. Main St., Mountain Grove
417-926-3600

Eric L. Tolliver
Galleria Dental
1550 E. Battlefield Road, Suite E, Springfield
417-708-8362

David C. Ukena
Ukena Kufahl Brandes Family Dental
2820 S. Ingram Mill Road, Springfield
417-887-5925

Wade E. Wheeler
Primrose Dental
3121 S. Pickwick Place, Springfield
417-883-8080

Preston J. White
White Smiles Family Dental
1419 E. Erie Street, Springfield
417-887-6882

Christian R. Willard
248 Dental
523 State Highway 248, Suite A, Branson
417-336-2404

Alan G. Zinke
Alan G. Zinke, D.D.S., P.C.
222 E. Primrose Street, Suite C, Springfield
417-881-5321


ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY

George E. Arquitt III
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Group
1103 E. Montclair Street, Suite 110, Springfield
417-887-8800

Julie B. Becker
The Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Center of the Ozarks
3820 S. Fremont Avenue, Springfield
417-882-0948

Bradley R. Burnett
Oral & Facial Surgery Center of Joplin
620 W. 32nd Street, Suite A, Joplin
417-621-0500

Thomas A. Collins, Jr.
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Group
1103 E. Montclair Street, Suite 110, Springfield
417-887-8800

J. David Gipson
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Group
1103 E. Montclair Street, Suite 110, Springfield
417-887-8800

Glenn J. Makowski
Associates in Oral Surgery & Dental Implants
2819 E. 29th Street, Suite 2, Joplin
417-623-2000

Michael J. McNaught
The Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Center of the Ozarks
3820 S. Fremont Avenue, Springfield
417-882-0948

Christopher M. Meyer
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Group
1103 E. Montclair Street, Suite 110, Springfield
417-887-8800

Steven P. Quinn
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Group
1103 E. Montclair Street, Suite 110, Springfield
417-887-8800


ORTHODONTICS

Kevin R. Austin
Austin Orthodontics
733 W. Center Circle, Nixa
417-725-9600

Patrick M. Bauer
Bauer Orthodontics
2245 S. Blackman Road, Springfield
417-883-3740

Robert F. Becker
Becker & Scott Orthodontics
3836 S. Fremont Avenue, Springfield
417-881-4300

Tara R. Cash
Cash Family Orthodontics
2844 S. Ingram Mill Road, Springfield
417-881-7512

Mark L. Dake
Westrock Orthodontics
2330 S. Rangeline Road, Joplin
417-553-1905

Michael R. LaFerla
LaFerla Ortho
2805 E. 29th Street, Joplin
417-206-7770

David J. Sander
Westrock Orthodontics
181 N. Kentucky Ave., Suite 300, West Plains
417-204-4530
237 E. 17th, Mountain Grove
417-248-2135
321 S. Second St., Houston
417-203-4119

Amy Schulte
Westrock Orthodontics
2800 S. Fremont Avenue, Springfield
417-408-8306
590 Lynn St., Lebanon
417-943-4267 

Michael Schulte
Westrock Orthodontics
100 Lafayette Road, Waynesville
573-774-5187

Craig S. Scott
Becker & Scott Orthodontics
3836 S. Fremont Avenue, Springfield
417-881-4300

Frank A. Sharp
Sharp Orthodontics
1524 E. Bradford Parkway, Springfield
417-888-3030


PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY

Carrie L. Arquitt
Arquitt Pediatric Dentistry
3045 S. Delaware Avenue, Suites B & C, Springfield
417-883-4746

Jesse N. Gardner
Expedition Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics
1250 E. Walnut Lawn Street, Springfield
716 W. Mt. Vernon St., Nixa
417-719-7862

Stuart W. Scott
Parkcrest Dental Group
540 W. Lasalle Street, Springfield
417-887-1220

Brett M. Wilson
Joplin Pediatric Dentistry
5227 S. Main Street, Suite D, Joplin
417-622-0004


PERIODONTICS

Brad R. Burks
1355 E. Bradford Parkway, Suite D, Springfield
417-882-4600

Leo A. Tokarczyk
4777 S. National Avenue, Springfield
417-882-2880

Jody B. Vance
Jody B. Vance, DDS, MS, PC
1315 E. Montclair Street, Springfield
417-720-8377


PROSTHODONTICS

Kevin D. Wallace
1200 E. Woodhurst Drive, Suite A-200, Springfield
417-881-1123